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The Week Ahead: June 6-12

June 12 - World Day Against Child Labor.
June 12 - World Day Against Child Labor.
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, June 6:

Armenia/Iran: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad postpones his planned visit to Yerevan.

Azerbaijan: FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini visit Baku.

Kyrgyzstan/Hungary: Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva visits Budapest.

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev meets with Equatorial Guinean President and Chairman of the African Union Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in Moscow (to June 10).

Russia: NATO and Russia to conduct counterterrorism exercise “Vigilant Skies 2011” (to June 10).

Serbia: Chief prosecutor of the ICTY Serge Brammertz presents his regular report on Serbia's cooperation with ICTY to the UN Security Council.

Tajikistan: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon travels to France, addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Ukraine/U.S.: Ukrainian-American naval exercises "Sea Breeze – 2011" begin in the waters of Ukraine (to June 18).

U.S./Azerbaijan: Members of the World Affairs Councils of America to visit Azerbaijan (to June 12).

World: Asian and European foreign ministers meet in Budapest for talks on new security challenges, including cybercrime, food security, water management, and piracy at sea.

TUESDAY, June 7:

Azerbaijan: The Caspian Oil and Gas conference opens in Baku (to June 10).

Azerbaijan/Norway: The Crown Prince of Norway Haakon Magnus visits Baku.

Belarus: Minsk hosts a session of Union State Parliamentary Assembly (to June 8).

Georgia/Russia: Sixteenth round of peace talks between Georgia and Russia starts in Geneva.

Kazakhstan: Astana hosts the seventh World Islamic Economic Forum (to June 9).

Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyz President Roza Otunbaeva visits Austria.

OSCE: Ensuring safety of journalists to be focus of OSCE conference which opens in Vilnius.

Tajikistan: Tajik President Emomali Rahmon is scheduled to visit Luxembourg, Austria, and Hungary (to June 12).

World: Estonia hosts the third international conference on cyberconflict (to June 10).


Azerbaijan/Serbia: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits Belgrade (to June 9).

Caspian Region: The Project Support Agreements for the Nabucco pipeline to be signed in Kayseri, Turkey, by the Nabucco companies and the responsible ministries of the five transit countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Turkey).

Tajikistan: UEFA President Michel Platini is scheduled to visit Dushanbe (to June 9).

UN: The 2011 UN General Assembly high-level meeting on AIDS opens in New York (to June 10).

World: Global Security Forum 2011 opens in Washington.

World: Vienna hosts the two-day World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia (to June 9).


Azerbaijan: NATO Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai visits Baku.

Azerbaijan/Slovenia: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits Ljubljana (to June 10).

Russia/EU: Nizhny Novgorod hosts the European Union-Russia summit (to June 10).

Russia/NATO: Russia-NATO Council at the defense-minister level to meet in Brussels.

World: Wroclaw Global Forum 2011 aiming to strengthen trans-Atlantic dialogue to tackle global challenges opens in Poland.

SATURDAY, June 11:

Armenia/Azerbaijan/Russia: The trilateral meeting of Armenian, Azerbaijani, and Russian foreign ministers regarding the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to be held in Moscow.

SUNDAY, June 12:

Balkans: Sarajevo hosts conference titled "The Western Balkans: Progress, Stagnation, or Regression?" (to June 15).

World: World Day Against Child Labor.

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